Architectural & Design

May 19, 2013

Looking for a hiding place

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Written by: Victor Serrano
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Architecture is everywhere. Most often present as we move through buildings in the city but, sometimes in disguise, hidden within our daily rituals. It is precisely with this idea of invisible architecture that the exhibition entitled “Beyond Architecture” was created. Organized by the Hong Kong Architecture Centre, it was opened from the 16 until the 19 of May in the Hong Kong Central Library Gallery. The exhibit showcased an array of work made by Architects and Designers with architectural background to share their passion for architecture by making various objects other than buildings. Their art work, as I would like to refer to it, was playfully arranged and connected to one another by strings that hung from the ceiling which made it feel like one big installation where people could enter and discover many other projects.

Among all the inspiring work curated for the exhibit some things that caught my attention where: the various reference books placed throughout as if revealing the muse of the designers; the details of “missed”, a kinematic sculpture by Space Pulse that explores the idea of memories; Wong Kai Ming’s use of color in the paintings/fabrications “Rhapsody on a theme of colour, preludes”; and specially, the Pop-Up Cinema by Weiyin Ma @ Atelier Pop-up. This temporary theatre showed Weiyin’s film “Pop-up Home”, an intriguingly composed piece that challenges the notion of home and connects us with everyday spaces as possible scenarios in our search to find our sense of place.

The event was launched by a forum on the possible uses of the spaces under the flyover roads in Hong Kong. The atmosphere of the exhibition was vibrant and inviting which was one of the goals of the HKAC in sharing Architecture with the community.

Hong Kong Architecture Center
Beyond architecture exhibition 
Weiyin Ma @ Atelier Pop-up
Pop-up Home Film Trailer

About the Author

Victor Serrano
Victor Serrano is from Puerto Rico where he studied Architecture before completing a Masters of Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He is currently the Interior Design Program Coordinator at Raffles International College in Hong Kong. Victor describes himself as a curious participant of everyday's Architecture.


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